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Ancient Art

Compressed Basket

3rd–4th century A.D.

Free-blown glass, brown

6 × 5.3 × 9.9 cm (2 3/8 × 2 1/16 × 3 7/8 in.)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.6.214
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, Syrian
Period: 
Roman-Byzantine
Classification: 
Containers - Glass
Provenance: 

Moore Collection no. 713.

Bibliography: 

Gustavus A. Eisen, Glass: Its Origin, History, Chronology, Technic and Classification to the Sixteenth Century, 2 vols. (New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1927), vol. 2, p. 636, pl. 155.

Susan B. Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1980), 93–4, no. 254, ill.

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